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FirstWatch

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American, Cafe, Diner, Healthy
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7118 Cortez Road, Bradenton, FL
9417926071
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Description: First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order...
First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. Their fresh, award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch dishes are made using only the best ingredients without the use of heat lamps or deep fryers. The best part is their creative menu features traditional favorites like omelets, pancakes, salads and sandwiches.
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    Very good
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great new sandwich for us to share

My husband and I like to share at lunch. We were disappointed that the grilled turkey and cheese sandwich had been taken off the menu but our waitress, Sarah P, recommended a good replacement. It was a grilled ham and cheese with tomato. Forgot the type of cheese but it definitely turned an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Bradenton, Florida
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Bradenton, Florida
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My husband and I like to share at lunch. We were disappointed that the grilled turkey and cheese sandwich had been taken off the menu but our waitress, Sarah P, recommended a good replacement. It was a grilled ham and cheese with tomato. Forgot the type of cheese but it definitely turned an ordinary sandwich into a great sandwich. The... More 

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thanks so much!! We're thrilled that you and your husband loved our new Ham and Gruyere Melt so much, and we really appreciate your willingness to try a new dish on our menu!! We're always happy to substitute a different side, allow sharing and offer lots of other modifications at no charge! Our founders started First Watch with the idea... More 

Bradenton, Florida
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

One of my favorite breakfast places. Prices are a bit higher but the food is well worth it. Good for couples.

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thanks so much for all your visits!! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Bradenton, Florida
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I have to admit I am just not a fan...food is fine not outstanding. I don't care for their lunches. I also hate to wait for a table for a mediocre breakfast on weekends.

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a try! We're sorry to hear that you're not blown away by our breakfast, brunch and lunch options. We do hope you'll give us another try! For those busier days, try downloading the NoWait app on your smartphone to check our wait times and add your name to the list before you arrive. Thanks again! More 

Bradenton
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Some of the food can be a little bland, but it is all very fresh and healthy. I tried the eggs benedict, which was pretty good and the fruit was very fresh and tasty.

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in! We're glad you can always expect fresh food and friendly service at First Watch, and we can't wait to see you again soon! More 

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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I love this place. I try something new every time we go. Wonderful fresh food. Great granola. Superb staff.

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thanks - we love you too! We appreciate your review and can't wait to see you again soon. More 

Bradenton, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

First Watch in Lakewood Ranch is a chain restaurant but you would never suspect it given the warm greeting and devotion to prompt service. Both breakfast and lunch menus are excellent and changing from time to time. Frittatas, omelets, pancakes, unbelievable tomato soup, sandwiches and salads. Only the coffee is a disappointment - not as good as Another Broken Egg... More 

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thank you! We're happy to hear how much you love visiting First Watch in Lakewood Ranch. Our Tomato Basil soup is definitely a customer favorite, so we're thrilled to hear you enjoy it! We're sorry you're not a fan of our coffee, but it's great to hear that we're still a favorite! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Kennesaw, Georgia
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Had the special frittata with ham asparagus cheese and lemon cream. Yum! Husband had the eggs Benedict . Pricing is reasonable too . We will be back

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thank you! Our Spring Alpine Frittata is definitely a guest favorite, so it's great to hear how much you enjoyed it. We can't wait to see you and your husband again soon! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We have been patrons at other First Watch eateries in the past, but yesterday was our first visit to the spot on Cortez Rd and 75th St in Bradenton. Our first impression about the space in this Benderson shopping area was that it is smaller than others we have visited and the decorators' touches are best described as minimal. Enough... More 

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thank you for all of your visits! We greatly appreciate your feedback on your dishes from this visit and we will share your comments with our culinary team. We look forward to seeing you back to try more items off our menu! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Bradenton, Florida
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Its a very nice place to eat. Their meals are on the healthier side but they are very good. The oatmeal is very good. The olmets are great

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear you enjoy our healthy menu and delicious food. Thank you! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Bradenton
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The food is very good. The ambiance is a bit stark for me, but I'm sure many like it. There are healthy choice menu items which I appreciate.

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

We're so happy you had a very good breakfast with us. Thank you for coming in! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7118 Cortez Road, Bradenton, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: 9417926071

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Diner, Healthy

Description

First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. Their fresh, award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch dishes are made using only the best ingredients without the use of heat lamps or deep fryers. The best part is their creative menu features traditional favorites like omelets, pancakes, salads and sandwiches.

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